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    Install ADB and Fastboot quickly with Minimal Tool on Windows PC, Linux and MAC

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    Alejandra Rangel
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    We're about to see how to install ADB and Fastboot quickly with Minimal Tool your Windows PC. Android ADB e Fastboot are two terms you must have heard of while exploring custom recoveries, unlocking the bootloader, or rooting your device.


    Basically ADB driver stands for Android DebugBridge, these helps you to establish a connection between your PC and your phone, this can be achieved by activating the USB debugging mode in your phone under the Settings tab> Developer options, while the Fastboot mode It can be activated by restarting the phone in Fastboot mode by connecting the USB data cable.



    It is interesting to know: What it is and how to activate USB Debugging >>

    Fastboot mode allows you to perform installation of .img files and many other similar tasks. Well, though installare minimal ADB and Fastboot on your Windows PC you need to install the Android SDK tools and use the platform tools.


    We have previously posted a comprehensive guide on how to install Android ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows PC, but I realized it is quite lengthy and difficult to understand, so while I was browsing the internet I found a lightweight and very simple to install tool called ADB minimal for Android. Thanks to shimp208 for developing this great tool.

    The tool is only 2MB and using it, I was able to successfully install the VMware drivers that I use for Windows 7. Below I have explained to you how to install ADB and Fastboot quickly with Minimal Tool on Windows PC.

    Install ADB and Fastboot quickly with Minimal Tool on Windows PC

    1. Download Minimal ADB and Fastboot Drivers: Download Version 1.4.3 Here – Download Version 1.4.3 Portable Here
    2. Run the downloaded minimaltool.exe file and install the software.
    3. During installation, select "Create a desktop icon o Create a link on desktop".
    4. You can run the tool now via the Start menu, via the icon created on the desktop, or by opening Program files >> Minimal ADB & Fastboot >> Right click on an empty area while holding down the Shift key and click on “Open Command Window here”. 
    5. Use the command prompt to do what you want now!
    6. To install any .img file, you will need to place that file in the “Minimal” folder located in the Program Files (x86) folder.
    7. To enter Fastboot Mode, you must first activate Fastboot Mode on your device and then connect it. For example, on HTC devices it is possible to highlight Fastboot mode by accessing it via HBoot and then connecting it, while on Sony it is possible to turn off the device and hold down the back or volume up key and insert the USB cable.
    8. That's all! You have successfully installed i driver Android ADB e Fastboot. I hope it didn't take more than 2 minutes.

    How to install ADB and Fastboot on Linux and MAC

    ADB & FASTBOOT INSTALLATION SCRIPTS DOWNLOAD LINK:

    • Latest Linux platform tools
    • ADB and Fastboot for MAC
    • ADB and Fastboot for Linux and MAC

    How to install ADB and Fastboot on Linux

    1. Download and extract Android.zip to a directory.




    2. Go to the downloaded directory and then enter the Android directory where all the scripts are stored.

    3. Run the following command on a console or terminal with ROOT privilege on your Linux computer:

    # sh ADB-Install-Linux.sh


    Or enter the script's absoulute path to run:


    # sh /path/to/install/script/ADB-Install-Linux.sh

    NOTE: this command moves the ADB and Fastboot binaries to the / usr / bin location and moves the android udev rules file to the /etc/udev/rules.d/ location, also this script will install JDK if it is not installed.

    4. Exit the command console and open a new command console to use ADB and quick start.

    How to install ADB and Fastboot on MAC

    1. Download and extract Android.zip to a directory.


    2. Go to the downloaded directory and then enter the Android directory where all the scripts are stored.

    3. Run the following command on the Terminal with ROOT privileges on the MAC OS:

    #sh ADB-Install-Mac.sh

    Or enter the script's absoulute path to run:

    # sh /path/to/install/script/ADB-Install-Mac.sh

    4. Exit the command console and open a new command console to use ADB and quick start.

    If you have any question, suggestion or difficulty regarding how to install Android ADB, please feel free to stop in the comment box below and leave us a message. We will do our best to help you… as soon as possible!

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